Coyote Control: When Is It The Right Option?

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a longer article that was first seen by QDMA members in Quality Whitetails magazine. To start receiving our magazine, become a member of QDMA today. On a crisp, clear November night at deer camp, the conversation around the campfire subsides for a moment as you add another log …

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How to Provide Emergency Winter Deer Food

The 30 most critical days for winter deer survival have a name, and it is March. Deer have a limited supply of fat reserves to carry them through winter. In fact, research at the University of New Hampshire showed that a healthy doe begins winter with a 90-day fat supply. This ticking clock begins winding …

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Will He Be a Good One Next Year?

Every buck’s path in life is unique, and so is every buck’s antler growth progression. Ups and downs come with external factors like drought (or, conversely, abundant rain), poor mast crops (or heavy ones), severe winters (or mild ones), injuries (or the lack of), and disease (or good health). In the middle of his life …

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APRs: Why Do So Many Michigan Hunters Like Them?

Editor’s Note: Hunters in Michigan and other states are currently debating the pros and cons of mandatory antler point restrictions (APRs). QDMA, as a national organization, does not propose or promote APRs, though if asked to review them we will support specific APRs if they meet a three-part test. Some opponents of APRs in Michigan have …

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Kip’s Korner: Coyote Impacts & Trapping

Predators are a hot topic for deer hunters and managers throughout much of the whitetail’s range. Black bears, wolves and bobcats each take their share of deer, but coyotes are receiving the lion’s share of attention. Several recent research projects in the southeastern U.S. have shown significant impacts on fawn survival and recruitment rates (see …

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